High school prom can get be a really pricey affair. I know; I’ve footed the prom bill four times and face my fifth prom next month. Is there any way to find cute prom dresses under $100? Absolutely! Follow this guideline. To get the best prices on prom dresses, start shopping early. Familiarize yourself with styles and prices. Watch for sales. Subscribe to email coupons from favorite stores. Here are my top picks for cute inexpensive stylish prom dresses under $100.
Deb’s: Found in most major malls, Deb’s carries cute inexpensive clothing and always stocks a nice selection of formal wear at prom time. You can easily find a great prom dress in any color and popular style under $100. In fact, many of Deb’s prom dresses sell for less than $70. Deb’s carries A-line, cut away, empire, halter, strapless, formal length, tea length, just about any style that your prom goer might want. Deb’s features great sales, also. The only drawback at Deb’s is that they do not carry plus sizes and only carry sizes small to extra large.
J.C.Penney: Our daughter was inclined to scoff at J.C. Penney’s thinking that it was an old lady’s’ store. We were pleasantly surprised to find a nice assortment of lovely prom dresses, in unique styles, sale priced well under $100. J.C. Penney’s prom dresses are well made with lovely detailing.
Consignment and secondhand stores: Don’t be too hasty about over-looking second hand and resale venues for lovely prom dresses. Since most prom dresses are worn only once or twice, they are generally in near perfect condition. Needless to say prices on second hand dresses are often remarkably reasonable. Depending upon the area in which you live, second hand prom dresses run between $15- $40. Second hand prom dresses are also the ideal choice for the young woman who favors green, eco-friendly shopping.
Prom dress swaps: Share, trade, swap and borrow dresses within your circle of friends who are of a similar size. Prom dresses aren’t as seasonal as most people imagine. The basic dress styles remain constant over the years, and every high school prom features an assortment of dress styles. When choosing your prom dress, I advise that you select a dress based on how it’s color, cut and design look on you, rather than what dress may be in vogue.
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